I can see why you’d say that. I did ask out boys and was often turned down, but it very well could have been because I wasn’t giving the “right” kind of boys a chance. It’s often true that our desire is so screwed up, right? This article too is based on the superficial, but after my divorce, it was much more than that. I felt like I deserved so much and it really didn’t have anything to do with make-up.
But hell yeah this culture is toxic! Have you written about it from your experience?